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National Cocktail Day

Category Downtown Vibe

Need an excuse to get a cocktail after a long week? Here’s a good one–today is National Cocktail Day. Before you head home from work, stop by your favorite bar, pub, or restaurant to celebrate the much needed holiday. If you want to celebrate by going somewhere you haven’t been before, check out these hot spots below, all of which feature a special drink from their menu.

Massachusetts Avenue

If you’re from Indianapolis and enjoy spending time in the city, you know Mass Ave. Filled with endless restaurants, shops, and galleries, Mass Ave won’t let you down when it comes to finding a place to celebrate today.

Tavern at the Point
Blood Orange Sparkler
Tito’s Handmade Vodka, blood orange liqueur, lemon, bubbles

Bodhi: Craft Bar & Bistro
Thai Iced Tea Cocktail
Four Roses Bourbon, big O spiced ginger liqueur, demerara, Thai iced tea

Baby Spice
London Dry Gin, tangerine, cinnamon, lemon, egg white

16th Street

The Herron-Morton Place neighborhood is the home to several bars that offer a variety of cocktails just waiting for you to try out.

Greg’s Our Place
$3.75 well drinks on Thursdays

Tinker Street Restaurant & Wine Bar
The Sweetheart
Grenadine, lemon, rosebud infused gin, egg whites, splash of soda

Pelotón de la muerte mezcal, cucumber juice, luxardo maraschino liqueur, agave, cumin ancho rim

Delaware Street

Delaware Street has the best of both worlds–highly rated restaurants and new bars that offer unique cocktails with delicious food.

The Oakmont
Blackberry Bourbon Sidecar
Old Forester Bourbon, cointreau, lemon juice, blackberry jam

The Tap
Papa Smurf
Malibu rum, re’al coconut syrup, blue curaçao, pineapple juice, sprite

NESSO Coastal Italia
Gardening at Night
Cardinal ‘Terra’ Gin, cucumber, black pepper citrus, prosecco


But don’t feel like you have to stick around those streets–there are plenty more bars to check out Downtown that are worth celebrating at as well.
Downtown Olly’s
Red Car Jerry
Sailor Jerry fruited up with strawberry Schnapps and topped off with lemonade

Howl at the Moon
Peanut Butter Old Fashioned
Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, finest call simple syrup, fee brothers aztec chocolate bitters

Tappers Arcade Bar
Thicker Than Water
Whiskey, triplo, blood orange simple, lemon, soda water

You can't buy happiness, but you prepare a cocktail, and that's kind of the same thing.

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